'This makes Watergate look like Romper Room'
Posted: March 17, 2010
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is accused of using legislative trickery to push through health-care reform.
America's system of government
based on the U.S. Constitution is being overthrown through illegal legislative "trickery" Congress is using to pass controversial health-care reform.
That's the conclusion of some on the political right who are calling for the impeachment of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi along with the defeat of the health legislation
"This is the overthrow of the U.S. constitutional system, orchestrated from the White House through the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid
," said radio host Rush Limbaugh today. "This is beyond rational explanation and description. This makes Watergate look like Romper Room
At issue is the possibility that reforms pushed by President Obama and other Democrats will be approved without ever actually having a direct vote, but could be "deemed" to have been passed, then signed into law by Obama. The process is called the "Slaughter Strategy," named for Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., who chairs the House Rules Committee.
The clowns in Washington obviously have no clue about our founding document. Send them copies of the Constitution today!
Discussing the need for this procedure, Pelosi said: "I like it, because people don't have to vote on the Senate bill."
Indeed, Democrats could actually vote for the rule, yet still claim they're against the Senate bill.
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., agrees with Limbaugh that the "deem and pass" method is ludicrous and worthy of impeachment
"The other thing is treason media
," Bachmann told radio host Sean Hannity. "Where is the mainstream media in all of this not telling this story?
This is a compelling story, that the speaker of the House would even consider having us pass a bill that no one votes on? That should laugh her out of the House and there should be people that are calling for impeachment off of something like this. That's how bad this is. I mean, trust me. Dennis Hastert could have never gotten away with this. President Bush never could have gotten away with it."
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said, "In our lifetime, this is the most undemocratic, un-American step that we'll have ever seen
our Congress take. It's appalling. It takes my breath away that they would think that this is OK to do. But again, we can't feign surprise. Remember this is what Barack Obama had promised in the campaign. He said as a candidate that he was just days away from beginning the transformation of America."